For patients with more serious spinal disorders, vertebrae fusion is required to immobilize the joints and stabilize the spine. Pedicle screws have been used to fuse vertebrae for a long time, but now this can be done with a "percutaneous" procedure. Instead of an open surgery, very small incisions are made in the skin. The surgeon uses x-ray fluoroscopic imaging to guide placement of the special screws into the vertebrae. The surgeon then attaches a rod to connect the pedicle screws, stabilizing the spine. This procedure is considered minimally invasive compared to traditional open surgery that splits and retracts the muscle off the spine through a much larger incision. Potential benefits of a percutaneous surgery include:

  • less pain from surgery
  • less damage to muscle
  • easier physical rehabilitation
  • smaller scars

To learn more about this surgery and how our surgeons at Triangle Orthopaedics can provide the best treatment for you, please contact us at any of our Carolina office locations.

Below are the most common surgeries performed by our spine center specialists:

Lumbar Spine (Lower Back)

Neck (Cervical Spine)

"Being able to access your Orthopedic Urgent Care on a Saturday was a God-send. It was wonderful to avoid an ER. Thank you all so much for being open on Saturdays and after hours, Monday through Friday."

EmergeOrtho of the Triangle. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks and registered trademarks are of their respective companies. | Sitemap
EmergeOrtho complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
EmergeOrtho does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Notice of Non-Discrimination | Limited English Proficiency